Ambition Charters historic reports :-
To view Ambition Charters historic posts ‘Click’ on the highlited dates on the calendar on the left of the page. These reports give an insight into what is happening , what has happened and what we might expect…
During the Summer months Game fishing and Game Fish are at their best on the East Coast of Australia with all the oceanic speedsters available…Blue, Black and Striped Marlin plus Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish and Wahoo may all be encountered.
DECEMBER – JANUARY :
The offshore waters are warming up and the ocean currents increase in speed and push closer inshore.
The initial run of larger Mahi Mahi slows down and generally the smaller ones start to populate the F.A.D.’s ( Fish Attracting Devices) laid by fisheries. The bigger Mahi Mahi are still around but are generally found out wide while chasing Marlin. As the water warms so the shark numbers increase. Hammer Heads, Tigers and Whalers move in chasing schools of mackerel and mullet making life interesting for the Shark fisher people and swimmers.
Around Christmas or Boxing day the small and some not so small Black Marlin start to appear on the inshore reefs and at the mouths of the estuaries. They are fun fish but also dangerous. When hooked they go crazy and they are fast. Consequently many anglers have been hurt even speared by these juvenile Blacks. Around the shelf schools of Slimy Mackerel build up at well known spots. The Car Park, The Bait Station and The Plonk Hole to name a few. Why they congregate at these spots is not readily apparent. More than likely a conversion of currents. As a result you will find the gamefish around these bait schools.
JANUARY – MARCH :
The Sport and Game fish are near their peak in numbers on the East Coast of New South Wales.
Towards the end of summer and sometimes through to April and even early May the offshore waters are generally at their warmest. This is when you are most likely to encounter the Blue Marlin and they may be big. Blues over 250 kilo’s are taken regularly but Blues up to and over 350 kilo’s are regularly encountered.
Records show that the end of summer and early Autumn is when you will find the biggest of the species. Striped Marlin over 150 kilo’s, Mahi Mahi over 15 kilo’s, Spearfish 30 kilo’s, Wahoo 40kilo’s. The fish may lack in numbers but they make up for it in size. Late in the summer you might also encounter schools of big Yellowfin , 60 to 80 kilo’s. It is these that the big Blue Marlin are chasing.